A wall is a wall. Built to keep people from moving from place to place, it faces a sort of existential impossibility. A person is a person: if they need to overcome the wall, they will do so, or die trying. Or live trying. In Amarillo, a woman voices the imaginary words of an absent man, whose dream of reaching the American El Dorado of Amarillo, Texas, has never been fulfilled. Jorge A. Vargas stages that painful absence, a tragic echo of so many others. In their research centre in Coyoacán, the members of Teatro Línea de Sombra combine the theatre with visual arts, music or video, mingling imagination and physical theatre to create a disturbing portrait of simple humanity amidst the impasses of contemporaneity.
directed by Jorge A. Vargas created and performed by Raúl Mendoza, Alicia Laguna, María Luna, Vianey Salinas, Antígona González, Jesús Cuevas texts Gabriel Contreras, Harold Pinter, Tls
digital programming and devices Raúl Mendoza, Kay Pérez
set and lighting design Jesús Hernández music Jorge Verdín – Clorofila voices, music and samplers Jesús Cuevas sound design Rodrigo Espinosa video Marina España, Raúl Mendoza
mechanisms Raúl Mendoza altarpieces Juana Inés Luna production assistant Patricia Sánchez executive production Alicia Laguna
co-produced by Teatro Linea De Sombra, Mexico En Escena
opening 28May2009 Teatro El Milagro (México) playing time 1:00 Ages 12 and up
Show in Castilian, Portuguese subtitles.
PROGRAM CO-FINANCED BY THE NORTH REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAM (NORTE 2020), PORTUGAL 2020 AND THE EUROPEAN UNION THROUGH THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (FEDER).